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Blog: Why I Canvass

I chose to canvass with 9to5 Atlanta Working Women, because I wanted to effect change in the community I live in. Knowledge is power, and I wanted to help spread knowledge about the mid-year election. This mid-year election was important, because it determined the people who not just represent us locally, but also statewide, and even nationwide.

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Think Progress: Court Refuses To Intervene In Case of 40,000 Missing Voters In Georgia

On Tuesday, Judge Christopher Brasher of the Fulton County Superior Court denied a petition from civil rights advocates to force Georgia’s Secretary of State to process an estimated 40,000 voter registrationsthat have gone missing from the public database.

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Media Coverage: ‘Ban the Box’ Moves to End Discrimination in Albany

A national movement to end employment discrimination against the formerly incarcerated is underway in Albany.

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Media Coverage: Asking Former Prisoners About Conviction History on Job Apps is Barrier to Re-entry

Every week, men and women who have served time in prison and paid their debt to society apply for jobs. Many of them, regardless of the need for their skills, are immediately at a disadvantage against other job seekers. And a simple box that asks applicants about his or her conviction history is to blame.

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Volunteers needed for Canvassing, Phonebanking, and Cooking!

9to5’s canvassing team has spent hundreds of hours calling and knocking on the doors of potential voters. They have already contacted...

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Blog: A Voice in Democracy on National Voter Registration Day

Committee member Alicia Newton and I were privileged to represent 9to5 at the press conference for National Voter’s Registration day in collaboration with the other member organizations of Pro Georgia. The opportunity to have a voice in democracy was awesome. It was an honor knowing that so many before us gave their lives in order to make this possible.

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